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Can I Get A RETS Feed?

by Justin Britt on 12:15 am April 27, 2010

I got some great news the other day. One of my local MLS’s finally became RETS compliant. I could now get new properties updated to my site every few hours. I was stoked. The call to the MLS was made shortly after hearing the news, hoping to have RETS up and running within the week. My sales rep picked up the phone and I asked if I could cancel my FTP and XML feeds, and replace it with RETS. “But we don’t offer a RETS … Read More »

How Real Estate Works when there is no MLS

by Claudia Gonella on 1:00 pm December 7, 2009

For those of you in countries/markets without a MLS, you know your real estate market does not operate in the same way as it does in the US where a Multiple Listing Service is the norm.  At first glance things may appear the same – there are ‘real estate agencies’, ‘listings’, ‘property registrations’ and so on – but dig a little deeper and you’ll find it to be quite different.  This article looks at how the market works for Nicaragua real estate, but much of … Read More »

Can MLSs help Fannie Mae help the market?

by Brian Larson on 3:15 pm December 15, 2008

I attended the Legal Counsel Seminar at the National Association of REALTORS® convention in Orlando in November. One of the speakers there was Marcel Bryar, deputy general counsel and vice president at Fannie Mae. He spoke about Fannie Mae’s efforts to prevent foreclosures, handle short sales better, and handle foreclosures better. One thing he mentioned was that Fannie Mae is approaching MLSs to obtain listing data from them. MLS data is my life, so his comments naturally piqued my interest. Here is what I think … Read More »

MRIS – MLS Releases Homes Database Beta to Challenge Zillow

by Jeremy Rivera on 10:31 am November 11, 2008

Many MLS systems across the United States have been critical of listing aggregator sites like Zillow and Trulia and they now have entered into the arena to try and take back a piece of the pie. MRIS, an east coast MLS (Multiple Listing Service) has rehashed their old public search system to be competitive with Trulia, Zillow, and Redfin style sites. Their HomesDatabase beta test uses Microsoft Mapping functionality, and boasts that “they’ll compete with better and more up to date information”. This interface is … Read More »

Future of the MLS? Are We Ignoring the Elephant in the Room?

by David Harris on 10:13 pm August 20, 2008

preface: I have been away from the blogging scene for far too long. The “Future of the MLS” topic seemed a perfect opportunity to throw my hat back in the ring. A brief recap of the posts on the “Future of the MLS”: Matt Cohen – Posted “MLS and the Future of Listing Distribution” way back in the ancient days of 2007. Matt highlights some of the key issues around listing/content distribution that brokers and MLS’s need to consider. Most of his comments have a … Read More »

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